Ah yes, i remember that round and i suggested you to write report. Let’s do this.
Mime asked me to access for xenobio and science - weird, but since we had no RD and he asked nicely - i gave it to him, but told sec to keep eye on him. Clown asked same but did a worse job, plus mime was already in xenobio - which was still empty at this time mind you - so i gave him basic sci access and told that if we get rd he can ask for more.
After maybe 20-30 minutes mime turned to be traitor, unleashed gorillas on station which killed captain, almost killed me and killed couple sec officers, some of them went perma dead.
Hos offered me a bigger gun ( hop starting gun is joke in lethal mode) and since my fancy leather jacket has no weapon slots (yes, up to 40min mark i was in burgundy suit and jacket) and laser gun is bulky and not safe to carry in hands…well, hos offered his jacket insteaf of mine. Keep in mind that hop has access to armor vest shift start and has weapon permit - his gun has lethal mode too. But why hop wasn’t at hopline?! Well sitting in 1 place is boring first, and second - i was working in cargo, making it rich - got help from botany to make miasma farm and such. If someone needs hop - i always responded and given that i always have tablet - it’s easy for me to add/remove access anywhere. If someone needs access they can always, always pda/ask in chat for hop. If they are too lazy to do this do they really need access?
So, i decided to check xeno - i asked them about 3 extracts - stable light pink, stable purple, stable yellow. Healing, speed, slow energy weapon recharge - i really don’t think this is powergaming. First - i walked into xeno and asked him if he can make it, then 15 minutes later when i checked i met rd, who joined like 50 minutes into shift. Rd instantly started yelling about hopcurity, powergaming and that he will report me to centcomm. Huh. I did have space adapt, pretty sure. But again - i never researched it myself - i walked into medbay and asked gene. Any crewmember can do it. Space adapt considered safe for anyone pretty much.
So what about hopcurity - well, i had sec hud ( honestly hop and captain need sechud shift start). Why? Well captain was killed for his AA card and hop is nowhere near as dangerous as armed captain. Plus - sechud stops me from giving access/job change to wanted people. And we were low on sec - so hud allows me to report wanted people to hos. I had hos jacket, chosen mainly for black color and armor slot - and again, i had armor vest. It’s just less stylish. My other gear was - red fancy suit from vendor, standart shoes, toolbelt ( all engineers were busy so i was helping make farm myself while working in cargo and i forgot to about it), energy gun, probably not boh bag. Keep in mind, hos already gave me permission to help out ( which i did a little when we were fighting mobs). I had my standart hop flash, hop cuffs from locker, hop baton. Amazing powergaming, truly amazing. One thing is - i’m not sure if even arrested anyone that game to be honest. Pretty sure most of my hopcurity was carrying dead sec to med, looking for dead captain (muh disk), and just reporting crime when i see it. I can help if i see officer running around shooting disablers, sure. Most of people help sec in that situation.
Like if i really wanted to powergame - i could walk into xeno and serve myself. I’m good at it, better then at least 80% of players i saw. I could buy swat hardsuit, paint it red, make it fireproof, buy autorifles or ask hos for one and so on. Amount of option you have as AA user for powergaming is massive - and when you good at EVERY job bee has to offer - you can powergame into fucking space if you want. Problem is - it’s incredibly boring. But having some quality of life things - sure. Small, weak healing - sure, speed? Since i saw mime having super speed i was gonna offer Aden ( hos) same speed, to help him catch him. Yellow extract? Guess for who…Oh no, hos again. After all, hos probably carries up to 3(!) energy gun with - disabler, energy gun, hos gun. So yeah, “powergaming” hop, with slightly better armor vest, sechud, energy gun was asking for 3 extracts.
But wait, how can you prove that you were gonna give extracts to hos? That’s exactly what i did before when i played with Aden. I enjoy playing with him - and if i can help him - i will. I’m not gonna do his job for him, but asking xeno and make small gift? Sure. You can ask both Sparky and Aden about me and xenobio extracts.
So honestly biggest problem is giving people access. But if there no RD hop can assign people to sci and give access. If rd arrives hour later he can always revoke it. If hop just refuses access to anyone - which he can - is that fun for everyone? Yes, i suspected mime - which is why sec was alerted about it instantly. What else can you do? Refuse any access to people? We start out on green alert, so until we raise alert i’m pretending we don’t have traitors. Sure, some places are offlimits even on green - atmos and sm room for example. But xenobio needs a lot of time to prepare anything deadly, time and luck. So i still think i was allowed to do it and at best - it’s ic issue.